Vijay Eswaran was born in 1960 in Malaysia to an educated Indian family. He started his college education in Singapore and went on to university in London where he got himself through school by working as a cab driver. He then traveled around Europe for more than one year working odd jobs in hospitals and farms. He also stayed at a monastery for almost two months where he had 33 days of silence that he says changed his life. Vijay went on to the US for his MBA at Southern Illinois University. It is here that he discovered his gift of public speaking.
Vijay Eswaran is the chairman of the QI Group of Companies. The QI Group was started of obligation to its members who had incurred losses after being scammed by an American company. Vijay and his partners were obligated to compensate these members, and they promised to do so. However, the members requested them to take the money and invest it in a new company. And hence, QI Group was born.
QI Group is an e-commerce based company with businesses in various industries including real estate, education, health, hospitality, financial services, and direct selling. The company has its offices all over Malaysia and is spread in over 30 countries. QI is also investing in one of its kind QI City which will have an education center, QI University Campuses, a hospital, hotels, a convention center, and condominium blocks.
He is the founder of RHYTHM and Vijayaratnam Foundations. He is a philanthropist who is focused on community development, women empowerment, and special needs children’s education. He is the founder and chairman of QI University which is an institution that offers education to students with special needs.
Vijay is the author of several books including the bestseller, In The Sphere of Silence and his latest titled Two Minutes from the Abyss. In his books, he shares his business tactics and personal principals. He believes that if one loves their work, then they do not work a single day in their lives.